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10 - 16 July 2018

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Services & Support @Otago

Welcome back to returning students and a warm welcome to first time Otago students.

New students: Most fortnights, you will receive an e-newsletter ( to your student email with official notifications as well as other news of interest from the University and your Students’ Association, OUSA. Items may also be displayed on the digital screens in the Link.
You can view a copy of scarfie and past editions here

To all students, please take every opportunity to seek out as soon as you can what Otago offers in its wide range of services and support.

Last chance – OUSA art week

Have you been working on a piece of art? A painting, sketch, sculpture or piece of photography?
Call for Entries for the OUSA Art Week student exhibition close on July 24th. For more info and where to register, check out our website!

Diversity Week, 30 July – 3 August

OUSA presents Diversity week from 30 July to 3 August, an annual event aimed at raising awareness and visibility of queer identities and issues on campus. This year we have jammed packed the week with heaps of activities and inclusive fun. The full timetable of all events and activities happening around campus is available here.

Use your degree to teach

Applications for the one-year Master of Teaching and Learning close on 30 July. Endorsements available in early childhood, primary and secondary teaching. Email the College of Education for more information: or visit the website.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up Excel Mac & SPSS

Book online using a credit card or in person at ITS Reception (ITS building over the river Leith, near Castle Lecture Theatres); Phone 479 8559.

Excel Mac - Enhancing Charts & Graphs & SPSS - Quick Intro

Give Blood 24 July or 21 August – Union Hall 12-4.30pm

NZ Blood will be on campus on Tuesday 24 July and Tuesday 21 August.
COME AND HELP THEM SAVE LIVES; bring your student ID or other acceptable ID listed here

Where: Union Hall
When: Tuesday 24 July or 21 August 12-4.30pm

BOOK ONLINE and get more information including eligibility criteria here, download the App or ph 0800 GIVEBLOOD, 0800 448325

Volunteer as part of your Otago experience

If you’ve been meaning to get involved, anytime is a good time to start volunteering! We have plenty of roles to suit nearly all interests and the UniCrew team can help you find the opportunity that suits you best. Gain valuable life and employability skills and give your brain a breather while doing something worthwhile.

Snow shed now open at Unipol

Heading to the slopes this winter? Come into see us 4-7pm Tues – Fri for all your snow gear bookings and fittings. From boards to skis, jackets to helmets we’ll get you sorted at super student prices.

Rubbish skip 27 July 9-4pm

Skips will be available on 27 July, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of the stuff you can’t put in your black bags or recycling bins. If the skip located closest to your flat is full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations.

If you can, it’s probably best to get rid of your rubbish before 3.30pm, as skips taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip.

By now you probably know all about the DCC rubbish collection service requirements but just take a minute to refresh your memory. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.